Building Teams with Forum
You can use Forum as a way to bridge the gap between working alone at your computer and working together with teammates during meetings. Forum facilitates online work, creating a "virtual meeting space."
Using Forum, you will see an increase in team synergy:
- You and your teammates can work together without having to be in the same room or working at your computers at the same time. Someone can post a note or document to a discussion, and, at their convenience, teammates can review and further develop the idea. With Forum, teamwork is ongoing and potentially never ending.
- When you are working online at the same time, you can use the communication features to send instant messages, hold online meetings or hold chat sessions.
- Ideas are formed together, interactively, with your teammates. By the time you hold that meeting in the conference room, the team has already been a part of the formation of the idea, and teammates are more likely to understand it, buy into it, and assist with its implementation. Forum becomes a "pre-meeting" meeting.
- Documents are reviewed earlier in the process, allowing easier modifications and adjustments. Forum also makes it easier for more than one person to write a document, because you can use Forum to define who gets to access the document at which point in the writing process.
- Your collaborative process is preserved and publicly accessible in Forum. (No more searching through e-mail folders in a frantic effort to "catch someone up" on a lengthy e-mail discussion.) To review past discussions and decisions, or to review a previous version of a document, use Forum's powerful search capability to locate the historical information quickly and easily.
- Forum allows everyone in your organization to work from the same online calendar. Literally and figuratively, everyone is "on the same page."
- Our full line of software products was designed to be Internet software since the beginning. While other software companies work frantically to "move to the Internet," Forum and WebWorkZone have been there for years. Using Forums with the Internet is seamless, integrated, easy, and effective.